¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of correction. A sickly little hand lamp was given us but it soon died out, when one of our candles conveniently came in use. here we meet the “Berlin Royal Guard” the reserves. They are fancy fellows, in white flannel with red trimmings and high top boots, On the floor lays their polished brass plates for the breast and back, five more long trains of them.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 (Aug 3rd) The air still hot with no wind other than the motion of our train, here we hear of the capture of the city of Treves by the French, but its not safe to discuss such matters very freely. Only a very little news is allowed to reach the people.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At 11 1/2 AM we reach Guntershausen where we must change cars, as this train is ordered to Eisenach. 25 1/2 hours since we left Frankfurt, we have passed 25 trains filled with troops-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Half an hour of sitting around the station and we are notified this empty train just arrived will go to Cassel. We all make good time towards the front of the train, a long hot walk of 30 or 40 rods, where we see a couple of passenger cars (nearly all of these trains are plain box cars so they can pile more soldiers in them) I hurry ahead and select the only “1st class apartment” in the train of 54 cars, pull out the carpet heavy with dirt and shake of [sic] the worst, boost up the family over high steps and pile in the many satchels and bundles while Henry looks after the trunks. This is 1st class only in name, too much dirt and grease, scarcely dare lean back. Anna nervously hunts for the – whatever may have crawled off ^from^ the soldiers, but we console ourselves with the supposition that this apartment was used by officers. Confusion worse confounded, here comes trouble, the Conductor says we must get out, that this